Smallmouth bass fishing on the Muskegon today didn’t disappoint father Dick and son Doug or their guide, yours truly. With flows at 1,100 cfs, which is below normal for this time of year, the fish were concentrated in their preferred holding spots, certainly more so than when the river was flowing at nearly 3,000 cfs. Where the guys would take one or two, often more were there. Although topwater poppers produced, subsurface was the key today for consistent action. Cast tight to cover and hang on!
As I’ve noted in numerous posts, I love doing family trips. It’s a privilege to help make memories for family members, and in the case of today, for a father and son who love and respect each other a ton. Dick and Doug pose a couple of the smallmouth they took today, and the smiles on their faces reflect the great time we all had together on what surely is one of Michigan’s best river fisheries.
Captain Tom Kuieck